The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel, modal jazz, reggae, experimental music, psychedelia, and space rock, for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams, and for their devoted fan base, known as "Deadheads". These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead "the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world". The Grateful Dead are one of Jake's favorite bands and the band has been discussed frequently on the show.
Episodes where the Dead are discussed or their music played.
|3||August 9, 2015||
Jake tries to convince the youth the Dead aren't trash. "Scarlet Begonias", "Box of Rain", & "Jack Straw" are played
|4||August 23, 2015||Mentioned by name|
|5||September 6, 2015||Mentioned by name|
|15||April 10, 2016||Mentioned by name, "Ship of Fools" played|
|21||July 3, 2016||Jake states they should have been chosen as Billboard's most prominent California artist|
|83||December 16, 2018||Mentioned by name, "Sugar Magnolia" played|
|84||January 13, 2019||The hierarchy of jam bands is discussed, Bob Weir's retirement living situation, and Jerry's views regarding the ephemeral nature of live music. "The Music Never Stopped" is played|
|86||February 10, 2019||Cover of The Crickets' "Not Fade Away" discussed. Three versions of "Stagger Lee" played|
|87||February 24, 2019||Dead cover bands discussed. Dead & Company's live version of "Playin' In the Band" is played. "Bird Song (Live)" is played|
|88||March 10, 2019||The hardship of the band finding audience in southern California is discussed. "Sugar Magnolia" and "West L.A. Fadeaway" are played|
|89||March 24, 2019||Steve Miller's "feud" with the Dead is discussed. "Promised Land" is mentioned|
|90||April 7, 2019||Spring 1990 is discussed along with Ezra and Jake's preferred eras of Dead live recordings. The Skull & Roses Festival and Richard Pictures' setlist is discussed. Several songs are played, see episode page for details.|
|91||April 21, 2019||Richard Pictures' appearance at The Skull & Roses Festival is discussed in detail. "Not Fade Away / Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" and "Playing In the Band" are played|
|92||May 5, 2019||Jerry Garcia is mentioned frequently and the Crew speculates as to whether he ever watched Seinfeld|
|93||May 19, 2019||The band is mentioned a few times by name throughout the episode. Ezra mentions they had played a show at Columbia University at the time his father was a student there. "Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)" is played.|
|94||June 2, 2019||Mentioned by name|
|95||June 16, 2019||"Ripple" and "Shakedown Street" are played|
|96||June 30, 2019||Discussion of the Richard Pictures set in Chicago, and comparisons of Mountain Brews' sound to the Dead. A live "It Must Have Been the Roses" is played.|
|97||July 14, 2019||Mentioned by name. A live "Promised Land" is played.|
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